Edward M Galvin

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Do banks matter in developing countries?

When we export banking to developing countries, are we providing useful services or financial weapons of mass destruction?<p>As Greece spent January under threat of a bank run, and excited Athenians chatter about it, the problem with modern banks is illustrated by the word for them: <i>trapezai</i>. This, of …

3 ways payment technology is boosting financial inclusion

This week’s Finovate Europe was a launching pad for some of the most exciting fintech trends on the horizon, but how will they impact on groups that …

Finance

Bangladesh's mobile banking revolution

The development of mobile phone banking in Kenya has been an African success story.<p>But can it be exported to other parts of the world?<p>One country embracing the service is Bangladesh. It only started in 2011, but already 23% of the adult population has signed up.<p>Akbar Hossain reports from Dhaka for …

Banking

Upwardly mobile: the power of a united approach to African payment innovation

The growing use of banking services in South Africa is driven by a national rollout of social security debit cards and strong economic growth across …

Banking

How to bolster financial inclusion

Economists are paying increasing attention to the link between financial inclusion—greater availability of and access to financial services—and …

Economics

Apple Pay in Afghanistan: Could US M-Payments Work Abroad?

Mobile payments may be starting to take off in the United States. Technology companies like Apple, Google and PayPal along with industry clusters …

FinTech

Bank South Pacific to train staff on budgeting, savings and mobile money

<b>Published On:</b><p>By Staff Reporter : PNG Today<p>MORE than 90 staff from Bank South Pacific will be trained in budgeting, savings and mobile money modules …

The Role of Financial Inclusion and Financial Deepening

<i>By Rachit Khaitan, IFMR Finance Foundation</i><p><i>Financial inclusion and financial deepening have an important role to play in promoting economic growth and</i> …

Intersection of Microfinance, Agent Banking & Mobile Money in Africa for Financial Inclusion

mFino talks about the intersection of Microfinance, Agent Banking & Mobile Money for Financial Inclusion in Africa at the 4th Mobile Money Expo, Nigeria.

Microfinance

What I've Learned From Traveling and Living Abroad

Today marks the five-year anniversary of my big move from Smalltown, USA to the bustling metropolis that is Seoul, South Korea. I've lived out a number of exciting and unique experiences over the past few years that include riding elephants through the jungles of Thailand, working in the slums of …

Colombian govt to boost financial inclusion with digital payments bill

Close<p>Methodology & Procedures<p>Definitions<p>Projects covered include state-owned and private projects in the Infrastructure, Electric Power, Oil & Gas …

Project Management

Do Agents Improve Financial Inclusion? Evidence from Brazil

Agent banking is an innovative delivery model that has brought trained financial services providers and access points within closer reach for …

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Inclusion through technology

India is poised to lead the world in connecting the poor to bank accounts through mobile phones. This is an ambitious goal. According to the World …

Bill Gates

Latest Naija News Today

COVER STORIES8 hours agoNNPC To Pick Financiers For Moribund Refineries COVER STORIES9 hours agoFormer CJN, Justice Dahiru Musdapher, Dies At 75<p>MOST …

Nigeria

Simple Usability Issues Impede the Reach of Mobile Financial Services

Financial service providers see great potential in using mobile money to drive outreach and scale. Mobile operators have aggressive strategies to …

Banking

Why financial inclusion matters

Type “Banks are___” into Google and one of the first autocomplete suggestions is “Banks are evil.”<p>So why are global leaders trying to connect the 2.5 …

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Global Leaders Examine the Goal of Financial Inclusion by 2020

Expanding financial inclusion to the 2.5 billion unbanked individuals around the world is essential, but why does it matter, and is it possible in …

The Power of National Targets in Financial Inclusion: The Alliance for Financial Inclusion discusses their potential and proper use

“National targets” are a familiar concept as a tool used in most developing and emerging market countries, and have been used extensively by …

Management

The Best of Romantic Ireland

With castles and legends, Old World hospitality and indulgent experiences, epic scenery and fairy trees, Ireland is a world of romantic mystique.<p>Here are some of the key highlights from around the Emerald Isle:<p><b>> Ardmore and Environs</b> (County Waterford)<p>Quiet Ardmore offers jaw-dropping sea views, …

Ireland

Trends in International Funding for Financial Inclusion

In recent years, the development community has sustained support for microfinance but broadened funding to encompass the wider goal of financial …

Software

10 Useful Data Sources for Measuring Financial Inclusion

In recent years, data sources for financial inclusion have become richer yet more complicated to navigate. On the demand side, there are numerous …

Mobile World Congress